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You Will Learn From This Guy

What makes woodworking fun for me is that I learn something new nearly every day. This past week, Monday was a day filled with learning – I spent the day with Ron Herman as he filmed the first of two new DVDs. The project for the day was a joinery exercise that walks through...


April 2011 Tricks In Action

Our Tricks of the Trade column is written by our readers, and most of the entries come from “regular guys.” Occasionally we receive a trick from someone more recognizable, and this month our video trick comes from north of the border, courtesy of Mag Ruffman, aka “toolgirl.” Mag has written articles for us in...


Morris Chair Tour

My favorite project is usually the last one I’ve finished, or the one I’m about to start. The cover project for the April 2011 issue of Popular Woodworking Magazine will likely stay a favorite for a long, long time. It’s a reproduction of a Gustav Stickley No. 369 bent arm chair. Gus knew what...

Video: Spray-finishing the Monticello Bookcases

Last week Senior Editor Glen D. Huey and I applied a shellac and lacquer spray finish to the cover project for the June 2011 issue of Popular Woodworking Magazine. These stacking bookcases are modeled after some reproductions at Monticello. These “book boxes” have an interesting history. You can read more at the Monticello site...


Quartersawn Animation

Quartersawn white oak is one of my favorite woods, and we’re fortunate in Cincinnati that the largest source for this wood in North America is just a couple hours away. Frank Miller Lumber in Union City, Indiana has been producing this wood for more than one hundred years, and it’s worth a visit, as...

Dueling Dovetails

One of the unsung heroes of our Woodworking in America conference is Mike Siemsen. Mike is an accomplished woodworker and teacher from Minnesota, and his enthusiasm is unmatched. He runs the Hand Tool Olympics portion of the show, and in previous years we’ve seen some interesting head-to-head match ups. Despite the serious looks, it’s...

VIDEO – Where Does the Glue Go?

Robert W. Lang and Glen D. Huey compare three methods for gluing mortises. This video accompanies the article "Where Does the Glue Go?" published in the October 2010 issue of Popular Woodworking Magazine.

VIDEO – Greene & Greene Finger Joints

Robert W. Lang shows his table saw technique for cutting Greene & Greene-style finger joints on a drawer. The finished drawer will help complete the "Arts & Crafts Buffet" featured in the October 2010 issue of Popular Woodworking Magazine.